Free Family Day at the Clark

For Immediate Release

October 16, 2013

Williamstown, MA—In the spirit of the major construction activity under way at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as it enters the final phase of its expansion project, the Institute will hold a free construction-themed Family Day on Sunday, October 27 from 12–4 pm.

Children of all ages will delight in the activities planned for the day, including:
  • A “Great Big Cardboard Building Challenge,” in which kids of all ages can create large-scale buildings using sturdy cardboard
  • A Tonka Truck play area, complete with all kinds of toy construction vehicles and large piles of wood chips, gravel, and dirt to spark building and excavation ideas
  • Smaller-scale cardboard building projects in Hunter Studio at Stone Hill Center
  • Sketching gallery artwork on cardboard at Stone Hill Center
  • A playful cardboard rendition of a famous painting, created by local artist Andrew Davis
  • Trail walks up Stone Hill, culminating in hayrides, jack-o’-lantern carving, free cider, and enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the expansion project
Food will be available for purchase from local vendor Amanda’s on Wheels.

“We’re so excited to connect art and building for Family Day,” said Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer, head of education programs at the Clark. “This gives us a chance not only to highlight our expansion project in a fun way, but also to think about art from a different angle.”

Visitors are encouraged to park in the event parking area (which will be clearly marked) and take a shuttle to Stone Hill Center.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Stone Hill Center galleries are open; admission is free. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.


Press contact:
Amanda Powers
[email protected]

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